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Combustible grain dust prevention workshop for advanced mitigation methods planned in February Grass & Grain, January 28, 2014 Wamego for Gold Bullion Sale. WEATHER DATE: February 25 (for February 20) — ICEF Oberg, Inc. & Oberg Farms, LP real estate auction at Clay Center. Auctioneers: Clay County Real Estate, Greg Kretz, salesman & auctioneer. February 25 — Mill Creek Ranch "Brand that Works" production sale, Hereford & Angus bulls & female at Manhattan. February 26 — Riley County acreage at Manhattan. Auctioneers: Farms National Company, Fred Olsen, farm manager/agent. February 28 — Annual bull sale at Lost Springs for Cow Camp Ranch. February 28 — Bull sale at Quinter for Jamison Herefords. March 1 — Marshall County Real estate at Marysville (3 farms) for Jerry & Jean Nordhus; Josepha Nordhus Trust; and Nordhus Family. Auctioneers: Donald Prell Realty & Auction. March 1 — Pottawatomie County real estate (native grass pasture, creek, timber, wildlife habitat) at Westmoreland for Michael & Joanna Carina. Auctioneers: Pearl Real Estate & Appraisal Service. March 1 — Farm machinery & miscellaneous at Green for Bruce Dodds. Auctioneers: Kretz & Bloom Auction Service. March 1 — Consignment sale at Salina. Auctioneers: Wilson Realty & Auction Service. March 1 — Annual bull sale at Pomona for Judd Ranch. March 1 — production sale at Pawnee Rock for Loving Farms. March 3 — Late model farm machinery at Whiting for Royale Farms, Richard & Opal Featherston. Auctioneers: Cline Realty & Auctions, LLC. March 3 — NW Kansas & SW Nebraska Farm & Ranch land (irrigated, dryland, pasture, hunting, investment) at Colby. Auctioneers: Hall and Hall Auctions. March 3 — 26th Annual Angus Bull Sale for Lyons Ranch at Manhattan. March 5 — Farm & industrial consignments at Beattie for Rottinghaus Consignment Auction. Auctioneers: Rottinghaus Auction. March 5 — Production sale at Agra for Spring Valley, LTD. March 7 — Bull & female sale at Manhattan for KSU Legacy Sale. March 8 — scissor lifts, trailers, forklift, welder/ generator, ladders, ceiling tile at Salina for Delbert Chopp Co. Auctioneers: Wilson Realty & Auction Service. March 8 — Harley Gerdes Consignment Auction at Lyndon. March 8 — Concordia Optimist Club Annual Machinery auction at Concordia, KS. March 8 — Production sale at Maple Hill for Mill Brae Ranch. March 10 — Bull sale at Salina for Don Johnson Angus. March 11 — Production sale at Phillipsburg for Bar Arrow Cattle Co. March 12 — Production sale at Kingman for Stucky Ranch. March 14 — Production sale at Olsburg for Good Farms. March 14 — Production sale at Paradise for Bar S Ranch. March 15 — Farm machinery & equipment at Ellsworth for Don Long Estate. Auctioneers: Wilson Realty & Auction Service. March 15 — Bull sale at Westmoreland for R&L Angus. March 17 — Production sale at Claflin for B&D Herefords & Beran Brothers Angus. March 17 — Bull & female sale at Leonardville for Lindell Angus. March 18 — Production sale at Cottonwood Falls for Hinkson Angus Ranch. March 19 — Production sale at Overbrook for May-Way Farms & Woodbury Farms. March 20 — Production sale at Esbon for Benoit Angus Ranch. March 22 — Farm machinery, tools, antiques, household S. of Wayne for Frank & Juanita Beneda. Auctioneers: Novak Bros. & Gieber. March 22 — Car, pickup, coins, antiques, collectibles, tools, jewelry, household, furniture & appliances at Abilene for Melvin & Stella Rufener. Auctioneers: Chamberlin Auction Service. March 22 — Older farm machinery, antique machinery, tools, unique collectible farm items, 4x4 side by side UTV, household W. of Alma for Esther & the late Kenny Brabb. Auctioneers: Murray Auction & Realty. March 24 — Production sale at Dwight for Oleen Brothers. March 25 — Consignment auction at Greensburg. Auctioneers: Ag Auctions. March 25 — Bull sale at Eureka for Suhn Cattle Company. March 25 — Production sale at Mankato for Black Velvet Cattle. March 26 — Production sale at LaCrosse for Pelton's. March 27 — Production sale at Strong City for Mushrush Red Angus. March 29 — Farm machinery, tools, antiques, household NE of Cuba for Keith Zenger Estate. Auctioneers: Novak Bros. & Gieber. March 29 — JD yard tractors, ATV, welder, torch, plasma cutter, power tools, hand tools, antiques & much more at ANTIQUE AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 — 10:00 AM Auction will be held in Kenwood Hall at the Saline Co. Expo 900 Greeley SALINA, KANSAS Large assortment of jewelry; (vases, figures, other pieces); collar boxes; quilts; lighters; large assortment of pictures; canes; umbrellas; purses; 2 pocket knives; celluloid boxes; assortment lamps; tapestry's; umbrella holders; scrap books; trade cards; valentines; calling shawl; jewelry boxes; assort(movie stars, trade cards, cards; cigar tins inc.: Charles ment hats; ladies clothes; large other); paper weights; Army cut Denby; assortment glass assortment buttons; many phoout; chalk lady; pin cushions; items; assortment books inc. tos; dolls; dresser boxes; many hankies; head vases; 2' cook & other; large assortment Buda; ½ mannequin; Oriental papier mache head; 2 radios; of other items. Note: This is a very large auction, there are many of each item. June loved to collect, she collected many of everything. For pictures check our website at DR. JUNE TAYLOR ESTATE Auction Conducted By: THUMMEL REAL ESTATE & AUCTION LLC 785-738-0067 or 785-738-5933 Abilene for Melvin & Stella Rufener. Auctioneers: Chamberlin Auction Service. March 29 — Antique tractors, machinery, Cub Cadets, pickup, farm related items, IHC parts at Moundridge for Gregory & Janice Meyer. Auctioneers: Van Schmidt. March 29 — Production sale at Gorham for Dickinson Ranch. April 4 — Machinery, recreational & lawn care auction at Clay Center. Auctioneers: Mugler Auction Service. April 7 — Production sale at Lorraine for Green Garden Angus. April 27 — Household & antiques at Manhattan for Tom & Helen Unterberger. Auctioneers: Mugler Auction Service. May 26 — Harley Gerdes 21st annual Memorial Day Consignment auction at Lyndon. September 1 — Harley Gerdes 19th annual Labor Day Consignment Auction at Lyndon. September 5 — Machinery auction at Clay Center. Auctioneers: Mugler Auction Service. September 26-27 — Kansas Barn Alliance BarnFest Conference/Tour, Dickinson County. November 1 — Harley Gerdes Consignment Auction at Lyndon. November 21 — Farm machinery auction at Clay Center. Auctioneers: Mugler Auction Service. January 1, 2015 — Harley Gerdes 30th annual New Years Day Consignment Auction at Lyndon. Page 15 Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on Feb. 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Omaha, Neb. following the 2014 GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Exchange. The three-hour advanced training will focus on housekeeping practices, proper grain unloading and grain handling, and controls, with a demonstration of sensors and other engineering controls. In this program, the emphasis will be on controlling dust in the grain receiving area, spouting design, bucket elevator safety, sensors for bucket elevators and other material handling equipment. In addition, the course will cover venting, explosion suppression and isolation. "The past two years, we have focused on increasing awareness of basic grain dust explosion understanding and mitigation techniques. Now we will go beyond this to research-based mitigation methods," said Kingsly Ambrose, project leader and K-State assistant professor in grain science and industry. As a result of the workshop, participants will be able to identify active steps to mitigate immediate threats, improve their knowledge on dust mitigation methods and have a better understanding of equipment used throughout a grain handling facility. "KSU's extensive awareness programs of grain dust hazards and mitigation methods have had a profound effect on raising awareness about the prevention of grain dust explosions," said Dirk Maier, grain science and industry department head. "Gaining a deeper understanding of the equipment and methods that individuals and facilities can employ to reduce the risk of explosions and loss in grain handling and processing facilities will help to prevent future grain dust accidents." The initiative is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Online registration for the workshops is available at igp. More information is also available by contacting Ambrose at or 785-532-4091. In Memory of Paul Geist As Grass & Grain readers are aware auctions are a very large part of our newspaper and we have a very close working relationship with the auctioneers. So it is with great sadness that we must pass along the news of the death of Paul Geist, auctioneer and integral member of Reynolds, Mugler & Geist Auction Service of Abilene. Our office phones will be a little quieter now and we will miss the weekly communication with Paul while working on auction advertising and sale bills. We express our sincere sympathy to Paul's family and his co-workers. Paul Geist, 62, of Abilene, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Salina Regional Hospital in Salina. He was born June 22, 1951 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Marvin and Marion (Page) Geist. Paul graduated from Chapman High School in 1969 and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree at Emporia State University. He married Cheril (Janssen) Geist November 25, 1984 in Solomon. She survives of the home. He worked as an auctioneer around the Dickinson County area. Paul enjoyed softball and was very involved in coaching the girls' softball teams and was on the board of Dickinson County Softball League. Paul is survived by his wife Cheril Geist of the home, daughter Adrian Hettenbach and husband Matt of Solomon and parents Marvin and Marion Geist of Buckeye. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 22 at Martin-BeckerCarlson Funeral Home in Abilene with burial following at the Bethel Cemetery north of Detroit. Online condolences can be left at Memorials may be made out to the Dickinson County Girls Softball League and may be sent in care to Martin-BeckerCarlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third, St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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